Freebie! Caleb and Cassie: Discovering God’s Wonderful Design

By Erin Davis

1 CassieCalebCoverFA.inddOne of the things that troubles me about raising kids in the current cultural climate is the trend toward blurring gender lines. In the eyes of the majority, what makes girls girls and boys boys is all up for negotiation. The implications of this shift seem huge in the lives of my children (and their children, and their children…).

But frankly, I’m a little too swamped with bedtimes and temper tantrums to find time to figure out how to instill Biblical gender roles in my sons. I don’t have a clue how to cut the Truths in God’s Word up into pieces small enough for my littles to digest and embrace. Most days I just tell them to go play in the mud and hope that somehow translates into an understanding of who God wants them to be. I recognize that it it’s important to teach my kids about God’s design for who they are, but I need some tools to make it happen.

Enter “Cassie & Caleb: Discover God’s Wonderful Design.” It’s a cute little book written by Susan and Richie Hunt with four simple goals in mind.

  1. Teach the creational principle that God created males and females in his own image based on Genesis 1:27.
  2. Help readers connect the dots that the entire Bible is the big story of Jesus’ plan of redemption.
  3. Teach children that the Bible is our authority.
  4. Help kiddos develop a love for the church.

Good stuff, right?

What’s even better is that it’s not a how to guide for moms. It doesn’t tell me how to teach my kids about these important themes, it makes a way for me to teach them while I’m learning too. The book is meant to be read and discussed as a family. Since lessons about God are best learned in the laboratory of life, and since I don’t have the capacity to teach my kids any other way, I love this approach. My teaching mantra has always been “whoever is doing the work is doing the learning.” This book provides an easy, fun way for the whole family to do the “work” of discovering who God is and who He made each of us to be.

Since it’s part of the mom’s code that when we find good stuff, we don’t keep it to ourselves, I wanted to pass this book on to you. And since free makes sweet stuff even sweeter, I’ll even give away a few copies. (Just because I like ya!).

Simply leave us a comment below telling us how you are teaching your children about God’s design. I’ll choose two of you at random, next Wednesday, to send a free copy of “Cassie & Caleb: Discover God’s Wonderful Design.”

Happy teaching, mommas!

Order your copy of “Caleb and Cassie: Discovering God’s Wonderful Design” today!

Erin DavisERIN DAVIS is the founder of Graffiti Ministries, an organization dedicated to addressing the issues of identity, worth, and true beauty in the lives of young women. She is the author of Beyond Bath Time, which addresses the importance of motherhood as a sacred role. A popular speaker, author and blogger, Erin has addressed women of all ages nationwide and written several books including Beyond Bath Time, Graffiti: Learning to See the Art in Ourselves, True Princess, and The Bare Facts, co-written with Josh McDowell. Her quest for the perfect scoop of ice cream is never ending and her children Eli and Noble are her constant source of entertainment.

 

 

 

22 thoughts on “Freebie! Caleb and Cassie: Discovering God’s Wonderful Design

  1. We talk a lot about what they want to be when they grow up, most of the time they identify witht their same gendered parent and we affirm it, “yes, you grow up and become a lady, then a wife, then a mommy” or something similar.

  2. I am going through “Becoming a True Woman While I still Have a Curfew” with my preteen. I haven’t really talked about it much with my littles… This book looks like a great starting place.

  3. I am a mom of 3 boys and this is hard. I try hard to help my boys know how to be boys of integrity and how to treat a lady. I do dates with each to show them how to be a gentleman but the world makes it difficult. I hope that by being a living example, reading the Bible, praying, and being in church gives them truth when the world tells them lies.

    Would love the book to help!!

  4. As the Mother of two boys, I rely a lot on my husband to help in the area of gender roles. He is a great godly, manly model for them. They are both still very young, but we encourage their play as boys and talk about things that are just for boys and just for girls.

  5. We are going through Becoming a True Woman while I’m still in Middle School with our daughters. We try to point our son to look to his father and grandfathers for guidance as to how to be a godly man. We read aloud a lot also and try to pick books where men are men and women are women.

  6. We’ve got 4 boys and 3 girls, so we deal with this a lot. We let our children know that they are equal in God’s eyes, but He has called each of them to different roles in His plan. Our 9 year old daughter is surrounded by boys (3 above, 1 below), so this is the hardest for her. She wants to be in the middle of everything they do, and they tend to treat her as one of the guys! There’s nothing wrong with saying, “Aubrey is a girl, you don’t treat her that way.” We make a point of discussing situations we encounter in our culture and whether they line up with Biblical truth (especially roles of women). I really think it comes down with how comfortable you are with the role you’re filling as a husband/wife and mother/father. Children learn the most through example, and you can read all the material you want, but if you don’t love where God has called you, your child will have a hard time accepting what you say.
    And by the way, we love Cassie and Caleb in our house; great material!

  7. This looks like a great book! Prayin that my 2 young boys will understand God’s design for them as males.

  8. I encourage my girls to play with whatever toys they want to, but they gravitate towards dolls anyways. I am always talking to them about appropriate ways a lady behaves, etc.

  9. I’m always on the lookout for training materials for my kids. This book looks like it would be a great asset! We own many of Susan Hunt’s books and they have all been a tremendous blessing to me and my family, I would love to add this one to our mix!

  10. We have a three week old son and my husband is already starting to train our son to be a Godly man. Each time he passes him off to me to nurse, he brings his face real close and says, “Son, I love you. I want you to eat well and treat your mommy well.” :). Baby steps!

  11. I try to teach my toddler boys through the little everyday things we do, like “Who made the flowers?” This book would be wonderful to add to our book list!

  12. In every day conversation, when opportunities arise in conversation to talk about gender roles I try to insert/affirm gender roles. I have an eight year old daughter and a four year old son. Last fall I took my daughter to a Secret Keeper Girl event, which was a really great experience. This book would be a great way to springboard further conversations on the matter!

  13. This is awesome. As a mother of three who is “alone” in the spiritual raising of my kids, it’s so important to have these resources to help teach them their biblical roles.

  14. I have 2 young sons myself and this looks like a great book! We took your Bible reading challenge at the beginning of the year and have been reading the Bible together everyday :) My son often says when I grow up to be a man…. even though he is only 3 :) I use this opportunity to talk to him about being a boy and then a man who loves Jesus and loves others and am trying to instill in him that this is what a real man does.

  15. Currently we’re reading Grandpa’s Box by Starr Meade in the mornings as the start to our homeschooling day. We have also read through Big Truths for Little Kids a couple of times, and I really enjoy this type of narrative approach to theology and catechism. I’m looking forward to getting this book soon, even if I don’t win here.

  16. My son is two and my daughter 6 months, so their understanding is limited still. However, we’re trying to begin early. We pray for/with them daily, talk about how the Bible is special, about how God created nature, “obeying” and “respecting” and “loving” because it’s what makes God happy and shows that we love Him. As my son gets used to having a baby sister and treating her with love (instead of crashing his cars in her face), we try to tell him “your job is to protect your sister and to be kind to her.” These are our best efforts at this point to teach him God’s design and we hope to continue that training as our calling as parents. This book would be wonderful to win!

  17. My family all the time say that I am killing my time here at net, but I know I am getting experience every day by reading such fastidious content.

  18. We are going through Susan’s ABC Verses right now with our small group. It is a good jumping off point for talking about God’s word and it’s Truths.

  19. We talk a lot to our daughter about why being a girl means and what kinds of things she can do/expect when she grows up. Mostly we answer her questions wen they come up. (She’s 5.)

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